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I wouldn`t change it either.

Just wondering though, what computer program did you use to make the "raised" traverse picture, or did you find that picture somewhere on the internet?

Thank you.
 

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Brianmet said:
I wouldn`t change it either.

Just wondering though, what computer program did you use to make the "raised" traverse picture, or did you find that picture somewhere on the internet?

Thank you.
In his 1st post, he says... "Pardon my crude Photoshop skills.
 

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I would also like a little bit more clearance-- expensive custom work, i guess; no money for that, though.
With great respect to our knowledgeable owners on this forum, let me say that the responses to this issue are as if someone were proposing to change the colors of the American flag. Lol. I love my USA and my '11 traverse, but 2 extra inches lift would be great! Heck, i think a monster truck Traverse would look incredibly good!! 🙂
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
 

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Your best option is a custom coil preload spacer lift or a spacer for the top of the strut... Then you may need high adjustment camber bolts/suspension links to get you back into spec. Possibly longer sway bar links.

In terms of a custom setup, not the most expensive thing in the world but nobody produces one.

My opinion is the Traverse was not designed with any off road intentions, looking at the super low air dam that rubs on my driveway (only sedans did it until the Traverse came along) and items like the fuel rails that are fully exposed, I wouldn't risk it.

For comparison, our '15 Pilot was clearly set up to compete more with an Outback, everything is tucked up next to frame rails, even the exhaust is tucked up into the rear cradle instead of hanging down. Having spent plenty of time under both it's clear the Pilot was engineered for soft roading and the Traverse was engineered for snow and grass/gravel fields at soccer tournaments. That doesn't make the Traverse a bad vehicle, just not where the design effort went.
 

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cintocrunch,
Thanks for your comments. I really like the Traverse and it's people-hauling ability (room, comfort and power). Maybe Chevy should come up with a Traverse "X" 4WD, not for rock climbing but a little more off-roadish (I like fire roading and taking the kids exploring without worrying about getting stuck and without having to buy another car for that)--heck, Chevy made a 4-cylinder Traverse, which absolutely makes no sense to me for a people-hauler!
Anyway, let's see what Chevy comes up with next. I have mixed feelings about the new Blazer, but that's another subject.
Thanks for the chat.
Vlad
 

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cintocrunch,
Thanks for your comments. I really like the Traverse and it's people-hauling ability (room, comfort and power). Maybe Chevy should come up with a Traverse "X" 4WD, not for rock climbing but a little more off-roadish (I like fire roading and taking the kids exploring without worrying about getting stuck and without having to buy another car for that)--heck, Chevy made a 4-cylinder Traverse, which absolutely makes no sense to me for a people-hauler!
Anyway, let's see what Chevy comes up with next. I have mixed feelings about the new Blazer, but that's another subject.
Thanks for the chat.
Vlad
I hear you, and unfortunately in the current market the only fire road capable 3 row is probably the Ascent. The new Pilot has less clearance than our 2nd gen and they moved away from protecting and hiding lines under the vehicle. It's too bad because the higher spec AWD system on the High Country should be decent off road.

I totally agree with you and wish I had that type of setup in MD so I could take my kids... instead whenever we have a little extra time I find the gravel roads around me and we go up and down them, which is enough to keep the kids happy for now. When my youngest (we have 3, youngest is 1) is in a booster I want to get a Gladiator, I think it would be a lot of fun for the kids.
 

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2018 has too much body roll in turns already, I'd hate to see it lifted higher, would probably make all of us sick.
 

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The only solution to this high lift would be an hydraulic suspension like there was in the Citroen DS from the late 50's and 60's that you could raise the height of the suspension from the driver seat but it will not happen on the Traverse? For those who remembered the DS french car. Way ahead of its time.
 

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I have mentioned this on here before, but something like this would work great.

This is for a Kia Sorrento, but I am sure making a set for a Traverse wouldn't be difficult. ****, You may be able to do some measuring and see if the Bolt Circle on the top of the strut and the spring diameter is the same as the KIA.
 

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I have mentioned this on here before, but something like this would work great.

This is for a Kia Sorrento, but I am sure making a set for a Traverse wouldn't be difficult. ****, You may be able to do some measuring and see if the Bolt Circle on the top of the strut and the spring diameter is the same as the KIA.
No they are not difficult to make... it would be interesting if someone found a kit that works, but I doubt any other manufacturer has one that does. Your best bet would be something else in the GM family.

Or you can call a company and have them custom made. The only issue with that is you may need custom sway bar end links, camber adjustment links in the rear, etc. A custom setup that gets you 1" MAYBE 2" if you really want to push it could cost you well over $1k.
 
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